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Re: [ID 19991116.002] perl5.005_02: my_setenv() and Term::ReadLine::Gnu

November 19, 1999 12:22
Re: [ID 19991116.002] perl5.005_02: my_setenv() and Term::ReadLine::Gnu
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On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 01:52:57PM -0500, Aaron J Mackey wrote:
> Can't Tom and Ilya agree to disagree? 

No, they're hashing out langauge features (or misfeatures).

> Can't Ilya be ignored when it's worth ignoring?

"it"?  But yes, anyone can be ignored.

> Why does Tom spend so much time and energy putting down
> the irrational or hasty thoughts and ideas of others, when we can all
> judge for ourselves what's good and what's crud?

As *I* see it, Tom isn't "putting down" anyone's ideas as much as he's
elucidating what may not be apparent to the casual observer.  He's
taking a proposed language feature and following it to it's logical or
illogical conclusions then telling us his results and his position on
the matter.  We, of course, still get to choose, but now we have
perhaps more information with which to base our decision.

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